Family: South Pasadena Library

Sharing another post at one of my favorite (gem) locations in the Pasadena-area, the South Pasadena Library! Why do I like this spot? Well, let me tell you… First, it’s not crowded! When we’re doing a photoshoot, it’s SO much easier to be at a location where there’s less people. Sure, we can always turn to Photoshop to erase the unnecessary background, but it’s better to work with a clean slate. Second, we get a little bit of everything that this charming city has to offer; patch of green, trees, architecture and brick walls! Pasadena has pockets of beautiful architecture and a charming residential vibe, and this location has it all without having to walk far. Third, plenty of parking! No need to worry about walking far or paying for parking 🙂

The siblings of the [H] family were such loving kiddos! Photographing these kids made me wish I had siblings as well. I could sense the love and care they had for one another – such little hams!

If you’re interested in having your photography session at this beautiful location, please let me know! This quaint neighborhood has so much Pasadena charm that’s perfect for a session 🙂



I call myself a ‘people’ photographer, specializing in capturing the personalities of people through family, newborn and event photography. I’m originally German-Japanese and was raised embracing both cultures. I was raised in Japan and in many parts of Europe, until I finally settled in Los Angeles to call it my permanent home. My love for photography started at an early age. A fun hobby eventually turned in to a passion when I found joy in taking candid photos of my friends. Naturally, my love for photography turned in to a lifestyle and I was asked to photograph people’s milestones and celebrations. And so, my photography business was born in 2010.

Family: Eaton Canyon

There’s never a dull moment capturing three young children! We photographed the session at Eaton Canyon, a hiking trail in the mountains of Altadena, shortly past 5pm just before sunset, to catch the best light


Event: Barbie-themed Birthday Party

Capturing the essence of childhood wonderment, I had the delightful opportunity to photograph a Barbie-themed birthday celebration. From the moment I stepped into the venue, it was like stepping into Barbie’s dreamhouse – if Barbie